Inventory of Seeds and Plants Imported (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918 - Plant introduction
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Page 19 - Meyer, an agricultural explorer of the Office of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Page 25 - The figs of the third generation are larger, of an agreeable taste, and sweet-- cented : hut they are not operated upon, only because in August and September, though the trees are much fuller of fruit than in May and June, the people have so much to do at that time. They are seldom sold, and only eaten by the owners of the trees, or else they are abandoned to the field-mice, birds, and dogs, which latter are very fond of them. These nilg fruits are full of sycophaga.
Page 11 - ... and 190 pounds. More recent tests, however, place it below hemp in strength, but above it in elasticity. The fiber is much used for making nets, and is not liable to injury by being kept in water.
Page 9 - David Fairchild, agricultural explorer in charge, Office of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction, United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Washington, DC Ross G. Harrison, Bronson professor of comparative anatomy, and director, Osborn Zoological Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
Page 37 - Is of high decorative value; it can be employed especially near houses and low walls, and may succeed in sections of the United States where the winters are not too severe, like Long Island, for instance.
Page 109 - In an unripe state the fruit contains a sticky white latex, but when fully matured the white, transparent, jelly-like substance surrounding the seed is sweet and agreeable. The fruit when cut across presents a stellate form, the cells with their white edible contents radiating from the central axis; hence the name "star-apple.
Page 77 - Bitton, but its introduction is unrecorded. It is perfectly hardy and bears fruit freely, but this does not ripen always out of doors. Although not in any way showy, its habit is quaint, and the huge fruits stuck close 40139 to 40201— Continued. to the branches have a curious and interesting appearance. Increased by seeds.
Page 72 - A very beautiful and distinct little species." It was found in the Sikkim Himalaya, at an elevation of 12,000 to 13,000 feet, where it forms a low bush, three feet high, " with spreading branches thickly covered with small leaves of a deep green hue, and polished above, snowy white and glaucous below ; these colors, the large oblong scarlet berries, and red branchlets giving the shrub a singularly neat and pretty appearance when in fruit.
Page 84 - Except in these respects the two differ but little. Native of Japan; introduced to Kew from the Arnold Arboretum in 1895, as E. macroptcrus • it has borne fruit for several years past, and promises to be as handsome as latifolius.
Page 77 - It is a pretty shrub in flower, and is often quite neat and graceful in habit, especially when 3 or 4 feet high, with its numerous thin twigs, rather pendulous. It is distinct in being unarmed and without down.

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